Gary Gygax Quotes & Sayings

15 most famous Gary Gygax quotes and sayings (inventor). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“Gaming in general is a male thing. It isn't that gaming is designed to exclude women. Everybody who's tried to design a game to interest a large female audience has failed. And I think that has to do with the different thinking processes of men and women.”
Gary Gygax Quotes
“Somebody said they threw their copy of Dungeons and Dragons into the fire, and it screamed. It's a game! The magic spells in it are as real as the gold. Try retiring on that stuff.”
“There is no winning or losing, but rather the value is in the experience of imagining yourself as a character in whatever genre you're involved in, whether it's a fantasy game, the Wild West, secret agenst or whatever else. You get to sort of vicariously experience those things.”
Gary Gygax Quotes
“The essence of a role-playing game is that it is a group, cooperative experience.”
Gary Gygax Quotes
“Role-playing isn't storytelling. If the dungeon master is directing it, it's not a game.”
Gary Gygax Quotes
“There's a call to adventure. It's something in the inner psyche of humanity, particularly males.”
Gary Gygax Quotes
“Of course as children, we all, in all cultures and societies, learn behavior from observation, imitation, and encouragement of various kinds. So by the suggestion made, we all 'pretend' most of the time.”
Gary Gygax Quotes
“I foresee online gaming changing when there are good audio-visual links connecting the participants, thus approximating play in a face-to-face group.”
Gary Gygax Quotes
“I'm just a risk taker. I have gut instincts.”
Gary Gygax Quotes
“The secret we should never let the gamemasters know is that they don't need any rules.”

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